An up-to-date portrait of giraffe, summarising current knowledge on their biology and behaviour along with current conservation efforts.
1. Timeline of giraffe;
2. The giraffe's environment;
3. Feeding in the wild;
4. Social behaviour and populations;
5. Individual behaviours;
6. External features;
9. Pregnancy, growth, reproduction and aging;
10. Giraffe in zoos;
11. Status and conservation of giraffe races; Appendix. Parasites and pathogens; References; Index.
Anne Innis Dagg is a Senior Advisor for the Independent Studies Program at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her passion for giraffe has inspired much of her research. In 1976 she co-authored the first scientific book on the species, and in 2010 she was honoured at the inaugural meeting of the International Association of Giraffe Care Professionals. She is also the author of Animal Friendships (Cambridge, 2011).